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When releasing a debut album, it is always good to show plenty of personality and let fans know exactly who you are. With Dan + Shay’s debut, Where It All Began, the duo delivers that very ... Read More
For those who bemoan the fact that there is very little country music on country radio today, well, you might be right. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t being made. So, while you ... Read More
If the sequence of an album is like a map, determining the musical journey the listener is about to take, then Sara Evans and her team have laid out quite an interesting voyage on her long-awaited ... Read More
Jerrod Niemann is not content to sound like all of his country contemporaries. He’s proven that over his first two albums, Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury and Free the Music. With his third ... Read More
Golden-voiced David Nail is one of those rare singers who sounds comfortable singing just about anything, so it’s to his credit that he deals in more hefty material on his third album, ... Read More
Just in time for your summer listening pleasure, newcomer Cole Swindell releases his self-titled debut. Oh, you know Cole already. He co-wrote Craig Campbell’s “Outta My Head,” ... Read More
Outside of the excellent hit singles “Drunk Last Night” and “Dust,” most of the material on Eli Young Band’s latest album, 10,000 Towns, is decent but not quite up to ... Read More
The great challenge that faces any successful artist is growth: Do too much of it too quickly and you’ll alienate your fans; do too little and you’ll get left in the dust. Dierks ... Read More
What comes around goes around, and in the case of Kelleigh Bannen’s new video for “Famous,” it comes around with twice as much vengeance and a pretty convincing scorned woman ... Read More
On his fourth studio album, the terrifyingly creative The Outsiders, Eric Church pulls off what so many before him have tried: successfully merging the bedrock sounds of country music (plinking ... Read More
Always one of country’s most respected voices, Suzy Bogguss lends a female perspective to the songs of Merle Haggard on Lucky, which features 12 outstanding covers of the Hag’s ... Read More
What happens when the “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” turns into daytime? Temperatures rise, clothes disappear and you go “Beachin’,” as the latest single from Jake Owen ... Read More
You already know Eric Paslay as the pen behind hits like Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and Love and ... Read More
Jon Pardi understands the struggles of trying to make it in music: home is a luxury, the parties are crazy and it’s impossible to keep a steady relationship.Thankfully, the California native ... Read More
Apparently, the cast of the hit ABC series Nashville doesn’t cotton to the notion that actors and actresses can’t sing. They’re busting that myth to shreds with the first ... Read More
LeAnn Rimes has ventured into new territory with the release of her music video for “Gasoline and Matches.” The Buddy and Julie Miller-penned tune is one of the 13 tracks found on ... Read More
What happens when duos spend some time apart? Can Jennifer Nettles be a viable country star without Sugarland partner Kristian Bush?Jennifer wisely sidestepped those questions for her solo album ... Read More
Much like an artist picks up a brush to create a painting, Rosanne Cash picks up a pen to create a song, like those on her newest album, The River & The Thread, and the results are the ... Read More
If there is one thing Brad Paisley has perfected throughout his career, it’s knowing how to pen a unique song that always delivers. With “The Mona Lisa,” the fourth single from ... Read More
Before YouTube, history was preserved in books, periodicals and even songs. So for the sprawling, ambitious two-disc collection Divided & United, artists from country, bluegrass, folk and rock ... Read More

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